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Asher Roth
Asher Roth

BOULDER, Colo. –

It’s party Wednesday with Asher Roth and Porter Batiste Stoltz hitting Boulder.

Asher Roth

Asher Roth’s a college party boy and he’s gone from obscurity to fame in a millisecond.

Wednesday night, Roth will show off his university-inspired rap hit “I Love College” at the Fox Theatre. The performer is fresh off filming MTV’s spring break special (see full story Thursday).

“It’s great coming back to Colorado,” Roth said. “I opened for Girl Talk in Boulder and the show drew 9,000 people. It was a no-brainer to come back here.”

Roth also will be making a special appearance at the Goose on the Hill on Wednesday for Fox ticket holders.

If you have a Fox ticket, then head down to the Goose from 7 to 8 p.m. for a meet-and-greet session with the rapper.

“I hope people have fun with my hip-hop,” Roth said. “My musical message is to encourage people to enjoy the time they have on this Earth. Be yourself and be genuine.

“This is music you can relate to.”

Porter Batiste Stoltz

Just think of Wednesday night’s Porter Batiste and Stoltz show as a post-St. Patrick’s Day party.

The New Orleans band will bring its rock and R&B sounds to the Boulder Theater with a special guest — String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth.

“It’s been a long time since we played Colorado,” Stoltz said. “That’s because we’ve all been working on our own projects.

“George (Porter) was touring with Mickey Hart. I’ve been working on the music for this horror film.”

Stoltz says his New Orleans band is now primed to work a longer run of shows.

“Everything’s coming back and we’re on fire,” Stoltz said. “Whenever we play it’s usually pretty incendiary.

“We’re coming into this tour with our regular repertoire, but we have Kyle Hollingsworth as our special guest. We’ve been friends with Kyle and String Cheese for a long time and we love his playing.”

Porter Stoltz and Batiste have been busy working on some studio demos, but unfortunately the band won’t be playing this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest.

“They turned us down this year,” Stoltz said. “We weren’t invited to play. It looks like there’s a lot of bands that aren’t out of New Orleans on the bill.”

One look at the New Orleans’ bill shows the schedule is top-heavy with hitmakers like Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper and Bon Jovi?!

That’s actually OK for Boulder.

Now, we get to celebrate a cross between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day with one of New Orleans’ best party bands — and Hollingsworth has been added as a special perk.

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